MS high court reverses decision to hear cases

JACKSON, MS (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court is now saying it won't hear appeals in two cases, including a high-profile felony DUI case from Harrison County involving the traffic deaths of three college students.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court reversed its earlier decision to hear an appeal from Ray Thomas Gore, who was given a life sentence in Scott County for the 2008 slaying of a Forest woman.

Two weeks earlier, the justices in a 4-3 order reversed a decision to hear the appeal of Krystal Marie Teston. The decision came after the court had heard oral arguments in the case in July.

In both instances, the court said its decisions to review the cases were "improvidently granted," meaning the cases should not have come to the justices in the first place.

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